6 January 2012

Doodles unleashed workshop - Piece 1


Hi everyone and Happy New Year to you all! A new year and a new online workshop for me 'doodles unleashed' which started this week at Strathmore online workshops with Traci Bautista. 

The first workshop was interesting and has given me the prompt to move onto a larger scale. I enjoyed doing this piece from a different perspective, having no end  product in mind too. Not sure what I'll do with this, it's A3 in size so I could cut it down and use it on other projects. 


Below was the starting point and then another photo after a few layers of ink and paint had been applied. Most of what started as the first layer has been covered up with subsequent layers but the idea is that it gives the starting point.



I'm entering my piece into the Fashionable stamping challenge 'anything goes' with your new stash. I used a new bottle of India ink and Simon Says Stamp and Show  have a challenge of 'something old, something new'. I used glimmer mists on the background which I've had for ages and the India ink which is new. The sketchbook challenge blog has a theme of doodling this month so I'm entering that too.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

29 comments:

Gio said...

I'm following the same course. I can't wait to start, it' s very inspiring.
Love your large piece :-)

Vee said...

Wow!! What a gorgeous design and fabulous colours. I think I might have a go at this too. Thanks for sharing.

xx Vee

Renkata said...

wow Chris,
this project is very creative.

Pia said...

What a beautiful paper design. I Would buy it any day :-)
Hugs Pyssel Pia

Denise and Louise said...

This is gorgeous - love the colours and all the beautiful detail. I can't stop looking at it :0)
Hugs
Denise xx

Candy C said...

Wow Chris! This piece is fabulous! I really really REALLY like this!! Oh my goodness..the work involved in this piece! It's just amazing! <3 Candy

Georgia said...

This is sooo gorgeous Chris - you're so creative! Wow, it's so striking and pretty, I love it! :) Love, Georgia xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is such a cool piece!!! I want one!! : ) The colors are gorgeous and I love how you outlined with both black and white!! Really cool work!

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Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Chris,
What a gorgeous piece of art.
It's absolutely stunning!!
Love, Mel. xxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

OOOoooOOOoo How interesting!!! This is my sort of thing!! You are right I think Im your long lost sister!!!LOL
Hugs
Debbie xxx

Christina C. said...

WOW....how unique and creative is that!!!!!
Love the colors and design!

Ellie said...

You know I LOVE this, already...
everytime I see it somewhere, I become so glad, theae colors make me long for spring.

Tine said...

It's fabulous, Chris. I couldn't cut that down into smaller sizes! I am stressing for you just thinking about it! Why not just frame it? It would look great on the wall too.
Tine :)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Chris this is so stunning!
Absolutely love this!
hugs
kim x

whyducks said...

So love the first one especially. Frame it and hang it on the wall Chris, it is gorgeous!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
This is so beautiful. Like big sunflowers reaching to the sun and butterflies happily dancing around.
So creative and beautiful. You could keep the original and scan it off to use the print as a DP for some cards.
Just a thought.
Hugs Maz

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh WOW, this is too cute! I love what you have created...why not just turn it into a wall hanging and keep it as a piece of art! Love it...
Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Merry said...

Oh this is so beautiful...amazing how much it changed as you progressed. Can't wait to see what else you come up with on this course.

anna christensen crafts said...

Hi Chris, this is so beautiful - why don;t you sell the design to a wrapping paper company (not that I know if that is possible, I can so imagine this as a range in Paperchase too!

ceparie said...

Your doodle is really pretty and I wouldn't cut it down for use on other projects, just darken the background in a few places to give it more depth and frame it! It's a work of art! Looks like a fun class and maybe your hand was tired when it was all over? I'm curious what type of pen was used for the white as that's such a hard color to get to work over other mediums.

June Nelson said...

WoWSER how do you do it missus!!! this is out of this world and I couldnt cut that up for a pencion I would have to frame it, its remarkeable!!!!! ruddy brilliant!! huggies June xx

Seema said...

Such lovely colors and textures ...love the effect you have created.

Isabelle Norris said...

This looks amazing Chris
Isa

Julie said...

Why don't you just frame it, it's gorgeous!

The Stamp Basket said...

Agree with Tine...I can see this framed and hanging on my wall!! Absolutely beautiful, Chris. Hugs, Janet xx

Juls said...

wowzer!! this is just amazing!!!! Hugs Juls

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Very cool! Love what you did with this and I'm looking forward to seeing your Flickr pics

Mrs.B said...

I love this project and the colours are beautiful. A great technique.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Avril

Anita Houston said...

Oh this is so gorgeous...all those lucious layers of yummy!!! Congrats on the win!!!